The Legal Secretary

The course provides general business skills and practical approaches to all aspects of the Legal Secretary. It will provide a broad knowledge and skills needed in the industry. The course should produce knowledgeable, skilled administrative secretaries who are able to contribute to improved productivity and efficiency within the industry.

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Who will benefit from this training?

  • Support staff who wish to achieve greater efficiency working for a legal practice; and
  • Individuals who want to enter this legal field.

Course content

  • Legal System
    • Participants learn about the Constitution as the Supreme Law; Common Law; Case Law; Customary Law; Legislation; SA Court System.
  • Legal Secretary Duties
    • Covers events: meetings; co-ordinating the calendar on Outlook; office supplies and equipment; financial processes; incoming and outgoing telephone calls; managing incoming and outgoing mail; verbal and non-verbal communication; making the client feel at home; business calculations.
    • Explanation of the Protection of Personal Information Act.
  • Legal Profession
    • Covers administrative officials of the courts; Presiding officers; Judges; National Prosecution Authority; Attorneys; Advocates; Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs; State Attorney; Family Advocate; The various departments in the attorney’s office; Incoming and outgoing legal documents; Legal Terms – Term/Translation/Definition and use. In addition, the various departments in the attorney’s office; incoming and outgoing legal documents; legal terms – term/translation/definition and use; the relevant rules of the provincial law society.
  • Business Fundamentals
    • Covers motivation; identifying problems with time management; strategies for time management; techniques to help reduce procrastination; dealing with stress; client care; client satisfaction; delegation; making an effective team; dealing with difficult clients; support skills.

Fees

Fees are calculated according to Legal Support Staff and “Other”. Please see brochure for the details

Course facilitators

The facilitators are experts in these fields.
 

Brochure | Registration Form
 

Course queries

merlin@LSSALEAD.org.za | Tel: 012 441 4652/00